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A sociopath in the White House

A sociopath in the White House

One thing that can be said about our current commander-in-chief is that he rarely listens. Not to anyone, or almost. Can such a person love his nation, his fellow citizens, the people of the nations of the world that are so strongly affected by the policies of this country?


Killing the dream—twice

Killing the dream—twice

The current crusade—by a lily-white Trump administration and a nearly as uniformly white Republican Congress—to eradicate the political legacy and besmirch the persona of the nation’s sole black president amounts to a second, more symbolic but not less real, assassination.


Calling Rex Tillerson

Calling Rex Tillerson

To be clear, we are 43 days in and the Trump administration has made no changes to Cuba policy. We’re not trying to jinx that. We’re trying to understand it. Now if Rex Tillerson can be found, he might suggest to Bruno Rodríguez, his Cuban counterpart, that sovereignty could be just the thing to bring the two leaders together.


ICE cold

ICE cold

One of the many lies spewed by Trump administration flacks is that there is no roundup of undocumented immigrants. For the truth, all you have to do is talk to the undocumented immigrants who have been detained and/or deported or are living in a state of terror at that prospect.


Growing share of Latinos say situation of U.S. Hispanics is worsening

Growing share of Latinos say situation of U.S. Hispanics is worsening

Hispanics are divided about what a Donald Trump presidency means for their place in America, according to a Pew Research Center survey of Hispanic adults. It also finds that a rising share believes the situation of U.S. Hispanics is worsening and that about half of Hispanics are worried about the deportation of someone they know.


‘Fake News’? Trump’s media attacks have ominous precedent in Nazi-era ‘lying press’ strategy

‘Fake News’? Trump’s media attacks have ominous precedent in Nazi-era ‘lying press’ strategy

Used in World War I to attack enemy propaganda, the phrase ‘lying press’ resurfaced under the Nazis and during the 2014 anti-immigrant movement in Germany is now staple of Trump’s rhetoric.


Trump-Netanyahu: Bully’s ball

Trump-Netanyahu: Bully’s ball

When Donald Trump met with Benjamin Netanyahu last week, it was a love fest. Any online dating site could have picked up the great affinity between the two men. They are hands down the two most obnoxious, arrogant leaders of any country that calls itself a democracy.


The White House mess

The White House mess

Donald Trump sold himself to voters as a successful businessman who knew how to get things done, a no-nonsense manager who’d whip government into shape. He’s showing himself to be about the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in recent memory, whose White House is nearly dysfunctional.


Trump policies spark global backlash

Trump policies spark global backlash

In less than a month, the Trump administration’s actions have unleashed a widespread wave of outrage and protest. Trump’s crusade against immigrants and refugees met with a harsh response. Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine depicted Trump holding the decapitated head of the Statue of Liberty in one hand and a sword in the other.


The Ugly American[i] on his throne

The Ugly American[i] on his throne

Last week Donald Trump launched his version of the Manhattan Project against the U.S. Constitution. This week he went after allies. His stupidity lies in the fact that both the Mexican president and the Australian PM represent the side of the political spectrum in both Australia and Mexico that favors a cozy relationship with the U.S.


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